|Nov. 14, 2016 -- The Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) concluded its visit to Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar on November 8, 2016.
The delegation is headed by Penba Tashi, Deputy to the People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region and Vice Chairman of the Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
The delegation arrived in Mongolia on October 30, 2016, and was welcomed by Miyegombo Enkhbold, chairman of the State Great Hural, Mongolia's parliament.
Enkhbold, also chairman of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), said that Mongolia always adheres to the consistent stand of supporting China in issues concerning Tibet.
During the meeting, Penba Tashi introduced to the Mongolian side major achievements made in the socioeconomic development of Tibet.
The delegation has also met with Mongolian parliament members from the Mongolia-China friendship group in the State Great Hural and representatives from the local academic and religious communities.
The Chinese delegation then arrived in Sri Lanka on November 2, 2016. They were welcomed by Thilanga Sumathipala, Deputy Speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, who said during the meeting that Sri Lanka will continue its support for One China policy and push forward greater development of relations with China.
The delegation also met with Wijayadasa Rajapaksha, minister of Buddha Sasana, famous Buddhist figures of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Friendship Group and a number of Sri Lankan and Chinese friendly groups.
Penba Tashi briefed the hosts on the achievements in Tibet in the areas of political democracy, economic development, social undertakings, ecological protection and freedom of religious belief since the peaceful liberation of Tibet. He stressed that without the wise leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, the people of Tibet would not have had their happy life now and an even brighter future.
During their three-day visit, Penba Tashi also on several occasions advocated the system of the NPC, the national legislature of China, clarified China's principled stance on Tibet-related issues and expressed hope that Sri Lanka would, as always, support China's principled stance on Tibet-related issues.
The delegation arrived in Myanmar on November 4, 2016. During the visit, they met with Deputy Speaker of Myanmar's House of Nationalities U Aye Tha Aung, as well as a number of other Myanmar officials.
Penba Tashi praised Myanmar's long-time adherence to the one-China policy, and hoped Myanmar would continue to support China's principled stance in issues concerning China's core interests such as Tibet-related issues.
Myanmar officials, including U Aye Tha Aung, expressed admiration for the development achieved by Tibet Autonomous Region, saying that Myanmar values the "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship between Chinese and Myanmar people, and will continue to abide by the one-China policy.